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Title Extracts from the diary of the Rev. Dr. Bader, pastor of the Hebron Moravian Church near Lebanon, Pennsylvania from 1751 to 1798 [between 1910 and 1929?]
Author Bader, Reverend (1751-1798)
Date
Document Type Diary
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Typed transcript, possibly produced between 1900 and 1937, of extracts from the diary of Rev. Dr. Bader, pastor of the Hebron Moravian Church in Lebanon Pennsylvania, for the period between Oct. 26, 1755 and Dec. 14, 1794. Entries, although brief, and scattered throughout each year, contain details about Indian attacks on the Moravians in Swatara, Shamokin, Bethel, Tulpehocken, and Hanover; and events in Lebanon County during the French and Indian War, including local militia maneuvers, and the arrival on Aug. 27, 1777 of 340 Hessian prisoners to be housed in the Moravian meeting house. Bader makes frequent references to the Orth, Weiser, Kucher, Stoehr, Roesser, Buehler, Korr, Lesher, and Spittler families.
Names De Haas; Grubb, Colonel; Hessians
Places Lebanon, Swatara, Shamokin, Bethel, Tulpehocken, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Keywords attack, French and Indian Wars, murder, scalping, cattle, captive, captivity, religion, sermon, militia, Moravian Church
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Missionaries and Education
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Possible transcription dates based on death date of Godlove Orth (1882), and publication date of Butler check list (1937). Remainder of t.p.: "These extracts were published in the Lebanon County Courier about 1854, and the following was copied from a scrap-book among the papers of the late Hon. Godlove S. Orth of Indiana, for many years a representative in Congress--Minister to Vienna, & etc."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 45
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue